Blue Bolt #v2#5 [17]
(October 1941)

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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
David Adams ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia title: BLUE BOLT. The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Davis (signed)
Inks
Bob Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dick Cole; Simba Karno

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Ye Editors' Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Letters page, printing five letters from fans with editor responses. Readers were paid $1 for each letter printed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Cole / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis (signed)
Pencils
Bob Davis (signed)
Inks
Bob Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dick and Eddie March, having completed a summer sojourn on the Mississippi River...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole; Eddie March; Betty Lee (movie starlet); Nell (a horse); Mr. Malcomb (film director); Simba Karno (villain, reforms after this story); Rayton (villain); three thugs [Pete; others unnamed]
Synopsis
Dick and Eddie are on horseback heading back towards Farr Military Academy, when they see two unsavory men waylay a blonde on horseback. They step in to stop it, not realizing that the scenario was actually being filmed as a movie. Dick volunteers to do some stunts for the film, then Simba shows up and also volunteers to do a few stunts as well.
Keywords
United Studios

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sergeant Spook / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Inks
Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sergeant Spook has come upon a ghost cyclops...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sergeant Spook (unnamed Policeman); Hercules (as a ghost, introduction); various spirit ghosts; a ghost Cyclops (villain)
Synopsis
Having blinded a ghost cyclops with a snowball, Spook follows the cyclops back to a cave where various spirit ghosts fulfill his every whim. Spook attacks the cyclops and appears to be in trouble when Hercules comes to his defense.

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich.

In the Painted Desert (Table of Contents: 4)

The Twister / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
Mike Roy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; "Shady" Smith (retired gold prospector, introduction); Smut (gold prospector, introduction); Dude (villain, introduction); Dude's men (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Twister warns Dude and his men to leave a pair of old time gold prospectors alone.....or else!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Paul Gustavson to Roy by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Phantom Sub / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill O'Connor [as FOS] (signed)
Pencils
Ben Flinton [as FOS] (signed)
Inks
Leonard Sansone [as FOS] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Involuntary 'outlaws,' the Phantom Crew and their super-submarine, the Phantom Sub...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Damon; Slim Dugan; unnamed ship's Captain; Commander Sooka (villain); Sooka's crew (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The crew of a damaged ship, needing water and food, asks the crew of the Phantom Sub for a tow to a nearby isle, and when they arrive on this island, they discover Sooka already there and itching for a fight.
Keywords
The Phantom Sub; water-gun

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue and continued in the next issue.

Krisko and Jasper on Sea Horse Island (Table of Contents: 6)

Krisko and Jasper / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (credited)
Pencils
Jack Warren (illustration)
Inks
Jack Warren (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Krisko; Jasper; unnamed Captain of the "Calamity Jane"
Synopsis
Krisko wraps a radio antenna around the "Calamity Jane" and causes all sorts of navigational problems, resulting in their being put aboard a small two-man boat sent out on their own. They soon make their way toward an uncharted isle.
Keywords
Calamity Jane

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Edison Bell / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (credited)
Pencils
Harold DeLay (credited)
Inks
Harold DeLay (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Edison Bell and Jerry have won a round trip to the South Seas!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Edison Bell; Jerry; Pat Perry; Pat's aunt; two Germans (villains)
Synopsis
Edison and his friends win a round trip to the South Seas, but boredom begins to set in for Jerry, so Pat has an idea to liven things up aboard the ship. However the girls discover two unsavory men aboard who plan to cause destruction to the Panama Canal, and are captured.

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

Paper-Tube Periscope! (Table of Contents: 8)

Edison Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Gill [as R. Gill] (signed)
Inks
Ray Gill [as R. Gill] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Edison Bell

Indexer Notes

Edison shows the step-by-step method to create a periscope.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

The White Rider and Super Horse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Brady ?
Inks
Bill Brady ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While hurrying through the sheer walls of Canyon Diablo...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The White Rider [Peter]; Super Horse [Cloud]; unnamed Sheriff; Mr. Batcher (villain); assayer office official (villain); Assayer's partner (villain); Pedro (villain); Juan (villain)
Synopsis
The Rider discovers a fissue in Diablo Canyon and a an old rancher beaten and left for dead, his money taken. The Rider soon discovers that anyone flashing money in town is robbed, so he decides to set a clever trap for the outlaws.
Keywords
Diablo Canyon

Indexer Notes

Art credits, though unconfirmed, courtesy of the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich.

Shoot If You Must, This Old Grey Head--But Spare Your Country's Flag! (Table of Contents: 10)

Old Cap Hawkins' Tale / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Kiefer
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; non-fiction; historical
Characters
Old Cap Hawkins (narrator); Barbara Frietchie (in flashback); General Stonewall Jackson (in flashback)
Synopsis
As the Confederate Army marched into Frederick, Maryland, Barbara Frietchie dared to fly the United States flag.
Keywords
Ft. Sumpter; the Merrimac; the Monitor

Indexer Notes

Tale told in flashback of a poem written by John Greenleaf Whittier.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Blue Bolt the American / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel
Inks
Alan Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Being an account of this famous character's reinstatement as an American citizen...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish] (origin retold); Kip Parrish (Blue Bolt's brother); Dr. Bertoff (scientist, also in flashback); The Green Sorceress (villain, mention only, in flashback); the Sorceress' men (villains, in flashback); A.C. Ring [Mike; rest unnamed] (villains, citizenship racketeers)
Synopsis
While in London during a violent air raid, Blue Bolt and Kip discover that they are blood brothers, and Fred decides to gain American citizenship....a task easier said than done.
Keywords
London; New York

Indexer Notes

Brotherhood with Kip Parrish revealed. Lead character known as "Blue Bolt, the American" from this story onward.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Krisko and Jasper / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed)
Inks
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yanh! You're just teacher's pet, you are!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Krisko; Jasper; Captain of the "Calamity Jane"; First Mate of the "Calamity Jane" (villain); Mr. Gravedigger (villain, Captain of the "Sea Raider)
Synopsis
Krisko and Jasper believe that the ship's first mate is actually a 5th Columnist
Keywords
Calamity Jane; Sea Raider

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Sub-Zero / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's a kid with a sense of humor that will send chills up your spine!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Zero; Freezum (introduction, origin, Sub-Zero's sidekick); Corson (death); Klondike Bill (prospector); Travers (villain); Traver's partner (villain)
Synopsis
Sub-Zero sees a murdered man's body thrown in front of a hotel and diiscovers the man is the partner of a prospector named Klondike. Both men hit a bonanza in Alaska and were in town to celebrate. Sub-Zero agrees to go to Alaska to track down the villain, but soon discovers a young boy with strange powers frozen in an iceberg.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes! Really and Truly
Characters
Thomas Jefferson

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Illustrated house promotion advertisement for some art narrative features: "Treasure Island" in Target Comics and "Old Cap Hawkins' Tales" From Blue Boly Comics, featuring the splash pages of both.

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?; photos ?
Inks
?; photos ?
Colors
?; most B/W
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover.

Illustrated advertisement with several photos from Treasure House in New York, in which readers can orders some special products, such as an electric motor kit for 15 cents, a checker game for 20 cents, an automatic dime register bank for 15 cents, and more. If the reader orders five products, a sixth product is free.

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Cole
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. ["Dick and Eddie March, having completed a summer sojourn on the Mississippi River..."]
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. ["Sergeant Spook has come upon a ghost cyclops..."]
    Sergeant Spook
  5. 4. In the Painted Desert
    The Twister
  6. 5. ["Involuntary 'outlaws,' the Phantom Crew and their super-submarine, the Phantom Sub..."]
    The Phantom Sub
  7. 6. Krisko and Jasper on Sea Horse Island
    Krisko and Jasper
  8. 7. ["Edison Bell and Jerry have won a round trip to the South Seas!"]
    Edison Bell
  9. 8. Paper-Tube Periscope!
    Edison Bell
  10. 9. ["While hurrying through the sheer walls of Canyon Diablo..."]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  11. 10. Shoot If You Must, This Old Grey Head--But Spare Your Country's Flag!
    Old Cap Hawkins' Tale
  12. 11. ["Being an account of this famous character's reinstatement as an American citizen..."]
    Blue Bolt the American
  13. 12. ["Yanh! You're just teacher's pet, you are!"]
    Krisko and Jasper
  14. 13. ["Here's a kid with a sense of humor that will send chills up your spine!"]
    Sub-Zero
  15. 14. ["Yes! Really and Truly"]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary L. Watson
  • Len Wolinsky
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